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11-26-2012 10:51 PM
Amandas tank I know this thread is no more, but I must say that this picture:



is the greatest! Looks like a Ram/Shrimp stand off! Love it
08-12-2009 04:31 PM
speedie408
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Originally Posted by legomaniac89 View Post
I can't wait to see what you do with the 40. You going to create a new journal for it or just continue it in this one?
I'd like to show everyone how it looks like atm but my damn BNP's are tearin up the tank. The ADA AS & turface are a lot lighter than my last substrate so it's easily dislodged when a fish like the BNP's play in it. I'll most likely make a new journal when I get the chance. I'm just dissapointed these fish will really take the boot now, since they've uprooted most of my UG . Anybody want these fish?
08-11-2009 11:51 PM
legomaniac89 I can't wait to see what you do with the 40. You going to create a new journal for it or just continue it in this one?
08-11-2009 08:22 PM
speedie408 This tank has been officially torn down and I've moved all the plants I wanted to the new tank. Today the fish are going into the new tank. The 40B is planted! Not quite what I had in mind but I think it'll be fine once it fills in.
08-06-2009 04:30 PM
speedie408
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Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster View Post
Actually the place that I found my 10 gallon rimless at (The Aquarium Showroom) has a counter dedicated to ADA products with about the same prices as the AFA store. You could try looking for ADA rocks there
Thanks Zoo. I was just there about a week ago, but I was not looking for rocks. That's probably how I missed it. I know Dolphin has plenty of nice rocks too. I just don't want to pay an arm and a leg for them. We'll have to see. I wish I had my own bank account sometimes.
08-06-2009 04:08 PM
ZooTycoonMaster
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Originally Posted by speedie408 View Post
If only I can get my hands on some stones like UG's. I'm sure this scape will change as time progresses, so who knows. Thanks for the suggestion man and also thanks for the Rotala's. I know they're gonna look pretty fresh in this tank.
Actually the place that I found my 10 gallon rimless at (The Aquarium Showroom) has a counter dedicated to ADA products with about the same prices as the AFA store. You could try looking for ADA rocks there
08-06-2009 02:22 PM
speedie408
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Originally Posted by legomaniac89 View Post
Haha no problem bro! I love the rockscape you've got going there, but I'm a bit worried that the smaller ones are gonna get swallowed up by the plants once they start growing. I would have to agree with hydrophyte: if you find some good-sized stones to go in that grouping, it'll look a-maz-ing.

You seen Ugly Genius' Riven Impact (last incarnation of Riven Tanglewood, in the Nano Tanks Forum)? The way that main rock stood out against the plants was incredible! I think if you could do that with, say, three rocks instead of one, then you got one heck of a scape going
If only I can get my hands on some stones like UG's. I'm sure this scape will change as time progresses, so who knows. Thanks for the suggestion man and also thanks for the Rotala's. I know they're gonna look pretty fresh in this tank.
08-06-2009 12:25 PM
legomaniac89 [quote=speedie408;887882Actually, I stole this sloping idea from legomaniac89's 20L . lol Is'nt it great!!?? Thanks for the inspiration lego! haha[/quote]

Haha no problem bro! I love the rockscape you've got going there, but I'm a bit worried that the smaller ones are gonna get swallowed up by the plants once they start growing. I would have to agree with hydrophyte: if you find some good-sized stones to go in that grouping, it'll look a-maz-ing.

You seen Ugly Genius' Riven Impact (last incarnation of Riven Tanglewood, in the Nano Tanks Forum)? The way that main rock stood out against the plants was incredible! I think if you could do that with, say, three rocks instead of one, then you got one heck of a scape going
08-06-2009 06:42 AM
speedie408
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Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
that's a shame to hear that the 39G has to go--that last picture you post is especially nice--but i'm sure that the new 40 breeder will be just as inspired.

i like that rockscape. it's different. the way that it is off to the one side creates a sense of great space in the open area of the tank. the only thing i would suggest would be perhaps a larger rock or two in that group if you can find some. so that they will still be visible as plants grow in.
Thanks hydro! I am torn at letting it go, but I have no funds atm to get new equipment if I was to keep it. The new tank is gonna go through it's rights of passages to maturity, but I'm sure it'll be alot easier this time around .

I can not dissagree with you on the rockscape. Thank you for pointing that out. I'll have to schedule another rock gathering trip soon to find me a bigger rock.

Actually, I stole this sloping idea from legomaniac89's 20L . lol Is'nt it great!!?? Thanks for the inspiration lego! haha
08-06-2009 06:33 AM
hydrophyte that's a shame to hear that the 39G has to go--that last picture you post is especially nice--but i'm sure that the new 40 breeder will be just as inspired.

i like that rockscape. it's different. the way that it is off to the one side creates a sense of great space in the open area of the tank. the only thing i would suggest would be perhaps a larger rock or two in that group if you can find some. so that they will still be visible as plants grow in.
08-06-2009 06:31 AM
speedie408 Here's a shot at the 40breeder with my brand new stand: I really need to get a devoted thread for this sucker.
08-06-2009 06:26 AM
speedie408
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Originally Posted by clwatkins10 View Post
Sorry I missed that. Thanks for the tip. I was planning on buying 27L of it for mine, but was hoping that I could get away with using less. lol
27 liters will give you a nice slope to work with. I'd guess if it was all flat, it'd give you a 3 inch thickness all around. You can always use Turface if you need more thickness lol.
08-06-2009 06:18 AM
CL
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Originally Posted by speedie408 View Post

Like I said bro, I used what I had haha

I used 2 & 1/3 - 9ltr bags of AS and also used some Turface (the lighter foreground stuff in the pic). I think 3 - 9ltr bags would've been perfect.
Sorry I missed that. Thanks for the tip. I was planning on buying 27L of it for mine, but was hoping that I could get away with using less. lol
08-06-2009 06:16 AM
speedie408
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Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster View Post
Aaaw sorry to hear that you'll have to tear down the tank Do you mean you'll be transferring some of the plants to the 40 breeder, or selling all of them?

Yes, Blyxa turns red/bronze under high light and good ferts.
I'll be selling all the left over plants, and will be filling my new tank with the stock. I'll be posting in the S&S mid nextweek so stay tuned if you're interested.

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Originally Posted by clwatkins10 View Post
A 40B! How many bags of AS did you use?
Like I said bro, I used what I had haha

I used 2 & 1/3 - 9ltr bags of AS and also used some Turface (the lighter foreground stuff in the pic). This will be my first time using this stuff, but I've heard good things about it so...**fingers crossed**

I think 3 - 9ltr bags would've been perfect for 40 breeders.
08-06-2009 06:09 AM
CL A 40B! How many bags of AS did you use?
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